1. Market Research
  2. > IT Services
  3. > Hosting Market Trends
  4. > The NFV, SDN & Wireless Network Infrastructure Market: 2016 - 2030 - Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies and Forecasts

Service providers continue to face increasing CapEx and OpEx burdens, amid growing requirements for high-speed mobile broadband services. By eliminating reliance on expensive proprietary hardware platforms, NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) and SDN (Software Defined Networking) promise to reduce service provider CapEx. In addition, both technologies can significantly slash OpEx due to a reduction in physical space, labor and power consumption.

Driven by the promise of TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) reduction, mobile operators are aggressively jumping on the NFV and SDN bandwagon, targeting deployments across a multitude of areas. By the end of 2020, SNS Research estimates that NFV and SDN investments on service provider networks will account for over $18 Billion. These investments will initially focus on EPC/mobile core, IMS, policy control, CPE (Customer Premises Equipment), CDN (Content Delivery Network) and transport networks.

Spanning over 1,600 pages, the "NFV, SDN & Wireless Network Infrastructure Market: 2016 – 2030 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies and Forecasts” report package encompasses three comprehensive reports covering covering NFV, SDN, conventional 2G, 3G, 4G & 5G wireless network infrastructure and HetNet (Heterogeneous Network) infrastructure:

- The SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Ecosystem: 2016 – 2030 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies & Forecasts
- The Wireless Network Infrastructure Ecosystem: 2016 – 2030 – Macrocell RAN, Small Cells, C-RAN, RRH, DAS, Carrier Wi-Fi, Mobile Core, Backhaul & Fronthaul
- The HetNet Ecosystem (Small Cells, Carrier Wi-Fi, C-RAN & DAS): 2016 – 2030 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies & Forecasts

This report package provides an in-depth assessment of NFV, SDN, network virtualization, 2G, 3G, 4G & 5G wireless network infrastructure and HetNet gear. Besides analyzing enabling technologies, key trends, market drivers, challenges, use cases, mobile operator case studies, regional CapEx commitments, regulatory landscape, standardization, opportunities, future roadmap, value chain, ecosystem player profiles and strategies, the report package also presents revenue and unit shipment forecasts for multiple submarkets including:

Conventional 2G, 3G, 4G & 5G Wireless Network Infrastructure
- Macrocell RAN Base Stations
- Macrocell Backhaul
- Mobile Core

HetNet Infrastructure
- Small Cells
- Small Cell Backhaul
- Carrier Wi-Fi
- C-RAN (Centralized RAN)
- C-RAN Fronthaul
- DAS (Distributed Antenna Systems)

NFV
- Hardware Appliances
- Orchestration & Management Software
- VNF (Virtualized Network Function) Software

SDN
- SDN-Enabled Hardware Appliances
- SDN-Enabled Virtual Switches
- Orchestration & Management Software
- SDN Controller Software
- Network Applications Software

The report package comes with an associated Excel datasheet suite covering quantitative data from all numeric forecasts presented in the report package.

Topics Covered:
The report package covers the following topics:

Wireless Network Infrastructure Topics
- 2G (GSM and CDMA) technology and market trends
- 3G (W-CDMA/HSPA, TD-SCDMA and CDMA-2000) technology and market trends
- 4G (LTE, LTE-Advanced and WiMAX) technology and market trends
- 5G (IMT-2020) technology and market trends
- Mobile core technology and market trends
- Mobile transport (backhaul and fronthaul) technology and market trends
- HetNet (Wi-Fi offloading, small cell, C-RAN and DAS) technology and market trends
- Analysis of key trends such as enterprise RAN, TD-LTE, VoLTE virtualization, unlicensed small cells and SCaaS (Small Cells as a Service)
- Market drivers for wireless network infrastructure investments
- Challenges and barriers to the ecosystem
- Profiles and strategies of over 350 wireless network infrastructure vendors
- Strategic recommendations for ecosystem players
- Global and regional market analysis and forecasts
- SWOT analysis of the wireless network infrastructure market

NFV & SDN Topics
- SDN, NFV and network virtualization technology
- Enabling technologies, protocols, architecture and key trends
- Use cases, applications, PoC (Proof of Concept) and commercial deployment case studies
- CapEx saving potential of SDN and NFV
- Orchestration and management platforms
- Regulatory landscape and standardization
- Industry roadmap and value chain
- Market drivers for SDN/NFV investments
- Challenges and barriers to the ecosystem
- Profiles and strategies of over 240 SDN/NFV ecosystem players
- Strategic recommendations for ecosystem players
- Global and regional market analysis and forecasts

Key Questions Answered:
The report package provides answers to the following key questions:
- How is the 2G, 3G, 4G & 5G wireless network infrastructure market evolving by segment and region?
- Which 2G, 3G, 4G & 5G technology constitutes the highest amount of spending and how will this evolve overtime?
- What is the global and regional outlook for RAN and mobile core submarkets?
- How will the market shape for HetNet infrastructure such as small cells, C-RAN and DAS?
- How will Wi-Fi fit into future network architectures for access and offload?
- What is the opportunity for mobile transport networking gear, and what new backhaul/fronthaul solutions are evolving?
- How big is the SDN, NFV and network virtualization opportunity?
- What trends, challenges and barriers are influencing its growth?
- What will the market size be in 2020 and at what rate will it grow?
- Which regions, submarkets and countries will see the highest percentage of growth?
- How are service provider led initiatives driving SDN and NFV investments?
- How does regulation impact the adoption of SDN and NFV centric networks?
- How can NFV make the VoLTE (Voice over LTE) business case work?
- How can software defined DPI (Deep Packet Inspection) complement SDN functionality?
- What level of CapEx savings can SDN and NFV facilitate for service providers?
- Do SDN and NFV pose a threat to traditional network infrastructure vendors?
- Who are the key market players and what are their strategies?
- Is there a ring leader in the SDN and NFV ecosystem?
- What strategies should enabling technology providers, network infrastructure vendors, mobile operators and other ecosystem players adopt to remain competitive?

Table Of Contents

The NFV, SDN and Wireless Network Infrastructure Market: 2016 - 2030 - Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies and Forecasts
Table of Contents Page Number
Report 1: The SDN, NFV and Network Virtualization Ecosystem: 2016 - 2030 - Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies and Forecasts
1 Chapter 1.1: Introduction 22
1.1 Executive Summary 22
1.2 Topics Covered 24
1.3 Forecast Segmentation 25
1.4 Key Questions Answered 27
1.5 Key Findings 28
1.6 Methodology 29
1.7 Target Audience 30
1.8 Companies and Organizations Mentioned 31

2 Chapter 1.2: An Overview of SDN, NFV and Network Virtualization 35
2.1 What is Network Virtualization? 35
2.2 What is SDN (Software Defined Networking)? 36
2.3 SDN Protocols 36
2.3.1 OpenFlow 37
2.3.2 BGP-TE (Border Gateway Protocol - Traffic Engineering) 37
2.3.3 PCEP (Path Computation Element Protocol) 38
2.3.4 I2RS (Interface to the Routing System) 38
2.3.5 VxLAN (Virtual Extensible LAN) 39
2.3.6 ALTO (Application Layer Traffic Optimization) 39
2.3.7 IETF Software Driven Networks 39
2.4 SDN Implementation Approaches 40
2.4.1 Network Virtualization Approach 40
2.4.2 Evolutionary Approach 40
2.4.3 The “Central Control” Approach 41
2.5 What is NFV (Network Functions Virtualization)? 42
2.6 NFV Enabling Technologies 43
2.6.1 Cloud Computing and Network Virtualization 43
2.6.2 Open Management and Control Protocols 43
2.6.3 Industry Standard High-Volume Servers 43
2.7 NFV Implementation Architecture 44
2.7.1 NFVI (NFV Infrastructure) 44
2.7.1.1 Hardware Resources 44
2.7.1.2 Virtualized Resources 44
2.7.2 VNFs (Virtualized Network Functions) 45
2.7.3 NFV-MANO (NFV-Management and Orchestration) 45
2.7.3.1 VIM (Virtualized Infrastructure Manager) 45
2.7.3.2 Orchestrator 45
2.7.3.3 VNF Manager 46
2.8 How SDN and NFV Differ from Each Other? 46
2.8.1 Similarities and Differences 46
2.8.2 Can Both Technologies Complement Each Other? 47
2.8.3 How Are Vendors Positioning their Solutions? 47
2.9 Market Drivers 48
2.9.1 Leveraging Generic Low-cost Hardware 48
2.9.2 Multi-tenancy on Same Hardware 48
2.9.3 Reduced Power Consumption 48
2.9.4 Faster TTM (Time to Market) 48
2.9.5 Improved Operational Efficiency and Performance 49
2.9.6 Centralized Provisioning and Network Control 49
2.9.7 Ability to Launch New Services and Virtual Networks Quickly 49
2.9.8 Dynamic Scaling of Services 50
2.9.9 Opening the Door to Multi-vendor Interoperability 50
2.9.10 CapEx and OpEx Reduction 50
2.9.11 Fast Troubleshooting and Improved Diagnostics 50
2.9.12 Vendor Support 50
2.10 Market Barriers 51
2.10.1 Lack of Standardization and Technology Maturity 51
2.10.2 Uncertain Cost-Benefits Tradeoffs 51
2.10.3 NFV May Slow/Delay Traffic 51
2.10.4 Will Multi-vendor Interoperability Really Work? 52
2.10.5 Co-Existence with Legacy Networks: Integration Challenges 52

3 Chapter 1.3: SDN and NFV Use Case Scenarios 53
3.1 Enterprise, Data Center and Generic Use Cases 53
3.1.1 Network Virtualization 53
3.1.2 Scalable Data Centers 53
3.1.3 SD-WAN (Software Defined WAN) 54
3.1.4 Tap Aggregation 54
3.1.5 Dynamic WAN Re-Routing 55
3.1.6 Network Exchange: Interconnecting Physical Networks 55
3.1.7 Improved Traffic Engineering 55
3.1.8 Converged Storage 56
3.2 Service Provider Centric Use Cases 57
3.2.1 RAN Virtualization 57
3.2.2 C-RAN (Cloud RAN) 58
3.2.3 Wireline Fixed Access Network Virtualization 59
3.2.4 CPE and Home Network Environment Virtualization 60
3.2.5 Mobile Backhaul Virtualization 61
3.2.6 EPC/Mobile Core Virtualization 61
3.2.7 IMS and VoLTE Virtualization 63
3.2.8 DPI Virtualization 63
3.2.9 Policy Functions Virtualization 64
3.2.10 Virtual Routers 64
3.2.11 Virtualization and Control of Security Functions 64
3.2.12 Virtualization of CDNs 65
3.2.13 Service Chaining 65
3.2.14 Bandwidth on Demand 66
3.2.15 Packet-Optical Integration 67
3.2.16 SDN/NFV Iaas (Infrastructure as a Service) 67
3.2.17 VNFaas (Virtual Network Function as a Service) 68
3.2.18 VNPaaS (Virtual Network Platform as a Service) 68

4 Chapter 1.4: SDN and NFV Deployment Case Studies 70
4.1 Service Provider Deployment Case Studies 70
4.1.1 ATandT 70
4.1.2 BT Group 72
4.1.3 China Mobile 74
4.1.4 DT (Deutsche Telekom) 76
4.1.5 Etisalat 77
4.1.6 IIJ (Internet Initiative Japan) 78
4.1.7 KDDI Corporation 79
4.1.8 KT Corporation 80
4.1.9 LG Uplus 81
4.1.10 NAKA Mobile 82
4.1.11 NTT Communications 83
4.1.12 NTT DoCoMo 84
4.1.13 PT (Portugal Telecom) /Oi 86
4.1.14 SingTel 87
4.1.15 SK Telecom 88
4.1.16 SoftBank 90
4.1.17 Telekom Austria Group 92
4.1.18 Telstra 93
4.1.19 Telefónica 94
4.1.20 Verizon 95
4.1.21 Vodafone Group 96
4.2 Enterprise and Data Center Deployment Case Studies 97
4.2.1 Baidu 97
4.2.2 Citigroup 98
4.2.3 City of Avondale 99
4.2.4 Equinix 100
4.2.5 Fidelity Investments 101
4.2.6 Google 102
4.2.7 Kanazawa University Hospital 103
4.2.8 Microsoft 104
4.2.9 Nippon Express 105
4.2.10 Paddy Power Betfair 106
4.2.11 Produban 107
4.2.12 Shutterfly 108
4.2.13 U2 Cloud 109
4.2.14 UBM Tech 110

5 Chapter 1.5: Industry Roadmap and Value Chain 111
5.1 The SDN, NFV and Network Virtualization Value Chain 111
5.1.1 Silicon and Server OEMs 112
5.1.2 Pure-play SDN/NFV Specialists 112
5.1.3 Network Infrastructure Vendors 112
5.1.4 IT Industry Giants 113
5.1.5 Mobile Infrastructure Vendors 113
5.1.6 Policy, OSS, BSS and Other Software Vendors 113
5.1.7 Enterprises 114
5.1.8 Service Providers 114
5.1.9 Data Center Operators 114
5.2 The SDN, NFV and Network Virtualization Industry Roadmap: 2016 - 2030 115
5.2.1 2016 - 2020: Moving Towards Network Wide Orchestration 115
5.2.2 2020 - 2025: Large Scale Proliferation in Service Provider Networks 116
5.2.3 2025 - 2030: Continued Investments with 5G Rollouts 116

6 Chapter 1.6: Standardization Bodies and Alliances 117
6.1 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project) 117
6.2 ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) 117
6.3 Cloud NFV 118
6.4 IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) 119
6.5 IRTF (Internet Research Task Force) 119
6.6 ITU (International Telecommunications Union) 120
6.7 MEF (Metro Ethernet Forum) 120
6.8 ONF (Open Networking Foundation) 121
6.9 OpenDaylight 122
6.10 OpenStack Foundation 123
6.11 ONRC (Open Networking Research Center) and ON.Lab (Open Networking Lab) 124
6.12 OPNFV (Open Platform for NFV) 125
6.13 OVA (Open Virtualization Alliance) 125
6.14 OMG (Object Management Group) 126
6.15 TM Forum 126
6.16 Vendor Led Initiatives and Ecosystem Programs 127
6.16.1 Nokia CloudBand Ecosystem Program 127
6.16.2 Ciena Blue Orbit Ecosystem 128
6.16.3 HP OpenNFV Application Partner Program 128
6.16.4 HP SDN Ecosystem Alliance 128
6.16.5 NEC SDN Partner Space 129
6.16.6 Intel Network Builders Program 129
6.16.7 Titanium Cloud Partner Program 130
6.16.8 Juniper Technology Partner Program 130
6.16.9 Red Hat NFV Ecosystem 130
6.16.10 Amdocs Network Cloud Ecosystem 131

7 Chapter 1.7: Company Profiles 132
7.1 6WIND 132
7.2 A10 Networks 133
7.3 Accedian Networks 134
7.4 Accton Technology Corporation 135
7.5 Active Broadband Networks 136
7.6 Actus Networks 137
7.7 ADARA Networks 138
7.8 Adax 139
7.9 ADLINK Technology 140
7.10 ADTRAN 141
7.11 ADVA Optical Networking 142
7.12 Affirmed Networks 143
7.13 Agema Systems 144
7.14 Akamai Technologies 145
7.15 ALAXALA Networks Corporation 146
7.16 Albis Technologies 147
7.17 Allied Telesis 148
7.18 Allot Communications 149
7.19 Alpha Networks 150
7.20 ALTEN Calsoft Labs 151
7.21 Altiostar Networks 152
7.22 Alvarion Technologies 153
7.23 AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) 154
7.24 Amdocs 155
7.25 ANEVIA 156
7.26 Argela 157
7.27 Aricent 158
7.28 Arista Networks 159
7.29 Arkoon Netasq 160
7.30 ARM Holdings 161
7.31 ARRIS Group 162
7.32 Artesyn Embedded Technologies 163
7.33 ASOCS 164
7.34 Astellia 165
7.35 AudioCodes 166
7.36 Avaya 167
7.37 Barracuda Networks 168
7.38 Big Switch Networks 169
7.39 BlueCoat 170
7.40 Brain4Net 171
7.41 Broadcom 172
7.42 Broadpeak 173
7.43 BroadSoft 174
7.44 Brocade 175
7.45 BTI Systems 177
7.46 Canoga Perkins 178
7.47 Canonical 179
7.48 Catbird Networks 180
7.49 Cavium 181
7.50 Cedexis 182
7.51 Cellwize 183
7.52 Centec Networks 184
7.53 Ceragon Networks 185
7.54 Certes Networks 186
7.55 Check Point Software Technologies 187
7.56 Ciena Corporation 188
7.57 Cisco Systems 189
7.58 Citrix Systems 191
7.59 Clavister 192
7.60 ClearPath Networks 193
7.61 CloudWeaver 194
7.62 Cobham Wireless 195
7.63 Cohesive Networks 196
7.64 Colt Technology Services Group 197
7.65 Comodo Security Solutions 198
7.66 Compass-EOS 199
7.67 Comptel 200
7.68 Concurrent 201
7.69 Coriant 202
7.70 Corsa Technology 203
7.71 CSC (Computer Sciences Corporation) 204
7.72 Cumulus Networks 205
7.73 Dell 206
7.74 Dialogic 208
7.75 Docker 209
7.76 Dorado Software 210
7.77 ECI Telecom 211
7.78 Edgeware 212
7.79 Ekinops 213
7.80 Elemental Technologies 214
7.81 EMC Corporation 215
7.82 EnterpriseWeb 216
7.83 Ericsson 217
7.84 EXFO 218
7.85 Extreme Networks 219
7.86 F5 Networks 220
7.87 FibroLAN 221
7.88 Flash Networks 222
7.89 Flextronics International 223
7.90 Fortinet 224
7.91 FRAFOS 225
7.92 Fujitsu 226
7.93 GENBAND 227
7.94 Gencore Systems 228
7.95 Gigamon 229
7.96 GigaSpaces Technologies 230
7.97 Guavus 231
7.98 H3C Technologies 232
7.99 Harmonic 233
7.100 Hitachi 234
7.101 HP (Hewlett-Packard) 235
7.102 Huawei 237
7.103 HyTrust 239
7.104 IBM 240
7.105 Illumio 242
7.106 Imagine Communications Corporation 243
7.107 Infinera 244
7.108 Infoblox 245
7.109 Inocybe Technologies 246
7.110 Intel Corporation 247
7.111 Interface Masters Technologies 249
7.112 Intracom Telecom 250
7.113 Intune Networks 251
7.114 IP Infusion 252
7.115 IPgallery 254
7.116 iPhotonix 255
7.117 IPITEK 256
7.118 Italtel 257
7.119 iwNetworks 258
7.120 Ixia 259
7.121 Juniper 260
7.122 KEMP Technologies 262
7.123 Lemko Corporation 263
7.124 Lenovo 264
7.125 Lumeta Corporation 265
7.126 Luxoft Holding 266
7.127 Maipu Communication Technology 267
7,128 Marvell Technology Group 268
7,129 MatrixStream Technologies 269
7,13 MediaTek 270
7,131 Mellanox Technologies 271
7,132 Metaswitch Networks 273
7,133 Microsoft 274
7,134 Midokura 275
7,135 Mirantis 276
7,136 Mitel Networks Corporation 277
7,137 Mojatatu Networks 278
7,138 MRV Communications 279
7,139 Nakina Systems 280
7,14 Napatech 281
7,141 NCLC (NCL Communication) 282
7,142 NEC Corporation 283
7,143 NetCracker Technology 285
7,144 NETGEAR 286
7,145 Netronome 287
7,146 Netrounds 288
7,147 NetScout Systems 289
7,148 NetYCE 290
7,149 NFVWare 291
7,15 Nokia Networks 292
7,151 Nominum 294
7,152 NoviFlow 295
7,153 NTT Communications 296
7,154 NXP Semiconductors 297
7,155 Omnitron Systems 298
7,156 Openet 299
7,157 Openwave Mobility 300
7,158 Opera Software 301
7,159 Optelian 302
7,16 Oracle Corporation 303
7,161 Orchestral networks 305
7,162 Overture Networks 306
7,163 OX (Open-Xchange) 307
7,164 Ozono Security 308
7,165 Packet Ship Technologies 309
7,166 Padtec 310
7,167 Parallel Wireless 311
7,168 Palo Alto Networks 312
7,169 Panda Security 313
7,17 Pantheon Technologies 314
7,171 PeerApp 315
7,172 Penguin 316
7,173 Pertino 317
7,174 Pica8 318
7,175 Plexxi 319
7,176 PLUMgrid 320
7,177 Pluribus Networks 322
7,178 Polatis 323
7,179 Procera Networks 324
7,18 Qosmos 325
7,181 Qualcomm 326
7,182 Quanta Computer 327
7,183 Quortus 328
7,184 Rackspace 329
7,185 RAD Data Communications 330
7,186 Radisys Corporation 331
7,187 Radware 332
7,188 Rapid7 333
7,189 Realtek Semiconductor Corporation 334
7,19 Red Hat 335
7,191 Redknee 336
7,192 RightScale 337
7,193 Riverbed Technology 338
7,194 Ruckus Wireless 339
7,195 Saisei 341
7,196 Samsung Electronics 342
7,197 Sandvine 343
7,198 Sansay 344
7,199 Sencore 345
7,2 SevOne 346
7,201 Silver Peak Systems 347
7,202 Sonus Networks 348
7,203 Sophos 349
7,204 Sorrento Networks 350
7,205 SpiderCloud Wireless 351
7,206 Spirent Communications 352
7,207 StackIQ 353
7,208 SunTec Business Solutions 354
7,209 Supermicro (Super Micro Computer) 355
7,21 Svarog Technology Group 356
7,211 Symantec Corporation 357
7,212 SysMaster 358
7,213 Tango Telecom 359
7,214 TE Connectivity 360
7,215 Tejas Networks 361
7,216 Telchemy 362
7,217 Telco Systems 364
7,218 Telcoware 365
7,219 Telum 366
7,22 Thomson Video Networks 367
7,221 TI (Texas Instruments) 368
7,222 Tieto 369
7,223 TitanHQ 370
7,224 Trend Micro 371
7,225 UBIqube 372
7,226 Ultra Electronics AEP 373
7,227 UTStarcom 374
7,228 vArmour 375
7,229 Versa Networks 376
7,23 Veryx Technologies 377
7,231 Viavi Solutions 378
7,232 VMware 379
7,233 WatchGuard Technologies 381
7,234 Wavenet 382
7,235 WebNMS 383
7,236 Wedge Networks 384
7,237 Wipro 385
7,238 Wowza Media Systems 386
7,239 Xilinx 387
7,24 XOR Media 388
7,241 Xtera Communications 389
7,242 Xura 390
7,243 Zhone Technologies 391
7,244 ZTE 392

8 Chapter 1.8: Market Analysis and Forecasts 393
8,1 Global Outlook of SDN, NFV and Network Virtualization Revenue: 2016 - 2030 393
8,2 User Base Segmentation 394
8.2.1 Enterprises and Data Centers 394
8.2.2 Service Providers 395
8,3 Submarket Segmentation 395
8.3.1 SDN Hardware and Software 396
8.3.2 NFV Hardware and Software 396
8.3.3 Other Network Virtualization Software 397
8.3.4 Service Provider Submarket Segmentation 397
8,4 SDN Submarket Revenue: 2016 - 2030 398
8.4.1 User Base Segmentation 398
8.4.2 Service Provider SDN 398
8.4.3 Enterprise and Data Center SDN 399
8,5 NFV Submarket Revenue: 2016 - 2030 400
8.5.1 Hardware Appliances 400
8.5.2 Orchestration and Management Software 401
8.5.3 VNF Software 401
8,6 Service Provider SDN Submarket Revenue: 2016 - 2030 402
8.6.1 SDN-Enabled Hardware Appliances 402
8.6.2 Orchestration and Management Software 403
8.6.3 SDN Controller Software 403
8.6.4 Network Applications Software 404
8,7 Enterprise and Data Center SDN Submarket Revenue: 2016 - 2030 405
8.7.1 SDN-Enabled Hardware Appliances 405
8.7.2 SDN-Enabled Virtual Switches 406
8.7.3 SDN Controller Software 406
8,8 Functional Area Segmentation for Service Provider Deployments 407
8.8.1 CDN 407
8.8.2 CPE 408
8.8.3 Data Center 408
8.8.4 EPC/Mobile Core 409
8.8.5 Fixed Access Networks 409
8.8.6 IMS and VoLTE 410
8.8.7 Policy, OSS and BSS 410
8.8.8 RAN 411
8.8.9 Transport and Backhaul 411
8,9 Regional Outlook 412
8,1 Asia Pacific SDN, NFV and Network Virtualization Revenue: 2016 - 2030 413
8.10.1 Australia 413
8.10.2 China 414
8.10.3 India 414
8.10.4 Japan 415
8.10.5 South Korea 415
8.10.6 Pakistan 416
8.10.7 Thailand 416
8.10.8 Indonesia 417
8.10.9 Malaysia 417
8.10.10 Taiwan 418
8.10.11 Philippines 418
8.10.12 Singapore 419
8.10.13 Rest of Asia Pacific 419
8,11 Eastern Europe SDN, NFV and Network Virtualization Revenue: 2016 - 2030 420
8.11.1 Czech Republic 420
8.11.2 Poland 421
8.11.3 Russia 421
8.11.4 Rest of Eastern Europe 422
8,12 Latin and Central America SDN, NFV and Network Virtualization Revenue: 2016 - 2030 423
8.12.1 Argentina 423
8.12.2 Brazil 424
8.12.3 Mexico 424
8.12.4 Rest of Latin and Central America 425
8,13 Middle East and Africa SDN, NFV and Network Virtualization Revenue: 2016 - 2030 426
8.13.1 South Africa 426
8.13.2 UAE 427
8.13.3 Qatar 427
8.13.4 Saudi Arabia 428
8.13.5 Israel 428
8.13.6 Rest of the Middle East and Africa 429
8,14 North America SDN, NFV and Network Virtualization Revenue: 2016 - 2030 430
8.14.1 USA 430
8.14.2 Canada 431
8,15 Western Europe SDN, NFV and Network Virtualization Revenue: 2016 - 2030 432
8.15.1 Denmark 432
8.15.2 Finland 433
8.15.3 France 433
8.15.4 Germany 434
8.15.5 Italy 434
8.15.6 Spain 435
8.15.7 Sweden 435
8.15.8 Norway 436
8.15.9 UK 436
8.15.10 Rest of Western Europe 437

9 Chapter 1.9: Conclusion and Strategic Recommendations 438
9,1 Will SDN and NFV Disrupt the Network Infrastructure Value Chain? 438
9,2 Is There a Ring Leader in the SDN and NFV Ecosystem? 439
9,3 SDN and NFV: Building the Mobile Cloud 439
9,4 Buyers Will Maintain Focus on Business Agility and CapEx Reduction 440
9,5 Avoiding the Proprietary Trap 440
9,6 Will Service Providers Continue to Utilize Proprietary Hardware Platforms? 441
9,7 Making the VoLTE Business Case Work 441
9,8 Growing Adoption of vEPC (Virtualized EPC) Platforms 442
9,9 How Much CapEx Can Service Providers Save with SDN and NFV Investments? 443
9,1 Prospects of SDN and NFV Orchestration 444
9.10.1 Different Vendors, Different Approaches 445
9.10.2 Future Prospects of Harmonization 445
9,11 Strategic Recommendations 446
9.11.1 Recommendations for Silicon and Server OEMs 446
9.11.2 Recommendations for Network and Mobile Infrastructure Vendors and IT Giants 446
9.11.3 Recommendations for Pure-play SDN/NFV Specialists 446
9.11.4 Recommendations for Enterprises and Data Center Operators 447
9.11.5 Recommendations for Service Providers 447

Report 2: The Wireless Network Infrastructure Ecosystem: 2016 - 2030 - Macrocell RAN, Small Cells, C-RAN, RRH, DAS, Carrier Wi-Fi, Mobile Core, Backhaul and Fronthaul
1 Chapter 2.1: Introduction 34
1.1 Executive Summary 34
1.2 Topics Covered 36
1.3 Forecast Segmentation 37
1.4 Key Questions Answered 41
1.5 Key Findings 42
1.6 Methodology 43
1.7 Target Audience 44
1.8 Companies and Organizations Mentioned 45

2 Chapter 2.2: An Overview of Wireless Network Infrastructure 50
2.1 What is Wireless Network Infrastructure? 50
2.2 2G: GSM and CDMA 51
2.2.1 2G Trends and Developments 51
2.2.2 2G Market Summary 52
2.3 3G: W-CDMA, TD-SCDMA and CDMA2000 52
2.3.1 3G Trends and Developments 53
2.3.2 3G Market Summary 54
2.4 4G: LTE, LTE-Advanced and WiMAX 55
2.4.1 4G Trends and Developments 55
2.4.2 4G Market Summary 55
2.5 5G: IMT-2020 Technologies 57
2.5.1 5G Trends and Developments 57
2.5.2 5G Market Summary 58
2.6 Macrocell RAN 60
2.6.1 Macrocell RAN Trends and Developments 61
2.7 HetNet RAN 62
2.7.1 HetNet RAN Trends and Developments 63
2.7.2 Small Cells 63
2.7.3 C-RAN 63
2.7.4 DAS 64
2.7.5 Carrier Wi-Fi 64
2.8 Mobile Core 65
2.8.1 Mobile Core Trends and Developments 65
2.9 Mobile Backhaul and Fronthaul 67
2.9.1 Mobile Backhaul and Fronthaul Trends and Developments 68

3 Chapter 2.3: Market Drivers, Barriers and Risks 69
3.1 Market Drivers 69
3.1.1 Mobile Subscriptions Growth 69
3.1.2 Smartphone and Tablet Proliferation 70
3.1.3 Growing Penetration of Mobile Broadband 70
3.1.4 Mobile Data Traffic Growth 71
3.1.5 Interest from Vertical Markets 72
3.1.6 Reducing the TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) 73
3.1.7 Replacement of Legacy Infrastructure: Continued Growth in Transport Networking 74
3.1.8 Advances in Spectrum Flexibility and Carrier Aggregation: Driving HetNet Deployments 75
3.1.9 Strategic Choice for CDMA and WiMAX Operators: Join Mainstream Ecosystem 75
3.1.10 Addressing Legacy Network Congestion 75
3.1.11 Bringing Broadband to the Masses 76
3.1.12 Trend Summary: Which Segments of the Wireless Infrastructure Market Will Witness Growth? 76
3.2 Barriers and Risks 76
3.2.1 CapEx Commitments 76
3.2.2 Spectrum Scarcity 77
3.2.3 RAN Sharing: A Concept Embraced by Mobile Operators 77
3.2.4 Operators Are Finding Innovative Ways to Address Capacity Issues 77
3.2.5 Social, Political, Economic and Environmental Threats 78
3.2.6 Country Specific Risks 78
3.3 Key Strategic Options for Mobile Operators 79
3.4 Business Case for Investments in New and Existing Technologies 79
3.4.1 Gain Operational Efficiencies Through Strategic Investments 79
3.4.2 Invest in Capacity for Increased Revenue Opportunities 80
3.4.3 Deliver Best User Experience 80
3.4.4 Reduce Competitive Threats 80
3.4.5 Reserve Network Capacity the M2M Opportunities 81
3.4.6 Increase Customer Satisfaction 81
3.4.7 Capitalize on Differentiation Strategies 81
3.4.8 Evolve Towards the Next Generation 82

4 Chapter 2.4: Mobile Network CapEx Review 83
4.1 Global Mobile Network CapEx 83
4.2 Regional Split 84
4.3 Key Operator Commitments 85
4.3.1 China Mobile 86
4.3.2 China Unicom 86
4.3.3 ATandT Mobility 87
4.3.4 Vodafone Group 87
4.3.5 Verizon Wireless 88
4.3.6 China Telecom 88
4.3.7 NTT DoCoMo 89
4.3.8 Sprint Corporation 89
4.3.9 SoftBank Corporation 90
4.3.10 T-Mobile USA 90
4.3.11 KDDI 91
4.3.12 DT (Deutsche Telekom) 91
4.3.13 MTS (Mobile TeleSystems) 92
4.3.14 Orange 92
4.3.15 Telenor Group 93
4.3.16 SK Telecom 93
4.3.17 Vivo 94
4.3.18 TIM Brazil 94
4.3.19 LG Uplus 95
4.3.20 Telkomsel 95
4.3.21 Megafon 96
4.3.22 Bharti Airtel 96
4.3.23 Movistar Venezuela 97
4.3.24 TIM (Telecom Italia Mobile) 97
4.3.25 Vimpelcom 98
4.4 Asia Pacific Mobile Network CapEx 98
4.5 Eastern Europe Mobile Network CapEx 99
4.6 Latin and Central America Mobile Network CapEx 100
4.7 Middle East and Africa Mobile Network CapEx 101
4.8 North America Mobile Network CapEx 102
4.9 Western Europe Mobile Network CapEx 103

5 Chapter 2.5: Mobile Network Subscriptions and Service Revenue Review 104
5.1 Global Mobile Network Subscriptions 104
5.2 Global Mobile Network Service Revenue 105
5.3 Segmentation by Technology 106
5.3.1 2G and 3G 107
5.3.2 FDD LTE 108
5.3.3 TD-LTE 109
5.3.4 WiMAX 110
5.3.5 5G 111
5.4 Regional Split 112
5.5 Asia Pacific 113
5.6 Eastern Europe 114
5.7 Latin and Central America 115
5.8 Middle East and Africa 116
5.9 North America 117
5.10 Western Europe 118

6 Chapter 2.6: Wireless Network Deployment Strategies 119
6.1 Antenna and RAN Strategies 119
6.1.1 Single RAN vs. Overlay Deployment 119
6.1.2 Adopting an RRH and FTTA Design 120
6.1.3 Migrating Towards C-RAN Architecture 121
6.1.4 Optimal Antenna Selection 122
6.1.5 Interference Limitation Strategies 122
6.1.6 Managing Co-Existence with Legacy 2G/3G RF Sites 122
6.2 Mobile Core Strategies 123
6.2.1 Integration of Functions and Virtualization 123
6.2.2 Deployment Architecture Choices 123
6.2.3 Supporting Legacy Networks 124
6.2.4 Integration with IMS 124
6.2.5 Embedding DPI for Policy Enforcement and Network Optimization 124
6.3 Backhaul and Fronthaul Strategies 125
6.3.1 Architectural Impact of X2 Interface 125
6.3.2 LTE-Advanced Requirements 125
6.3.3 Growing Backhaul Capacity and Latency Requirements 126
6.3.4 IPsec 126
6.3.5 Technology Options: Fiber, Microwave and Millimeter Wave 127
6.3.6 Developing a HetNet Backhaul Strategy 127
6.3.7 Synchronization and Timing 127
6.3.8 Transport Network Sharing 128
6.3.9 Fronthaul Options: Alternatives to Dedicated Fiber 128

7 Chapter 2.7: Industry Roadmap and Value Chain 129
7.1 Industry Roadmap 129
7.1.1 2016 - 2020: Large Scale LTE and HetNet Infrastructure Rollouts 129
7.1.2 2020 - 2025: The Cloud RAN Era - Moving Towards C-RAN and Virtualization 130
7.1.3 2025 - 2030: Continued Investments with 5G Network Rollouts 131
7.2 Value Chain 132
7.3 Embedded Technology Ecosystem 132
7.3.1 Chipset Developers 132
7.3.2 Embedded Component/Software Providers 132
7.4 RAN Ecosystem 134
7.4.1 Macrocell RAN OEMs 134
7.4.2 Pure-Play Small Cell OEMs 134
7.4.3 Wi-Fi Access Point OEMs 134
7.4.4 DAS and Repeater Solution Providers 135
7.4.5 C-RAN Solution Providers 135
7.4.6 Other Technology Providers 135
7.5 Transport Networking Ecosystem 135
7.5.1 Backhaul and Fronthaul Solution Providers 135
7.6 Mobile Core Ecosystem 136
7.6.1 Mobile Core Solution Providers 136
7.7 Connectivity Ecosystem 136
7.7.1 Mobile Operators 136
7.7.2 Wi-Fi Connectivity Providers 136
7.7.3 SCaaS (Small Cells as a Service) Providers 137
7.8 SON Ecosystem 137
7.8.1 SON Solution Providers 137
7.9 SDN and NFV Ecosystem 137
7.9.1 SDN and NFV Providers 137

8 Chapter 2.8: Vendor Landscape 138
8.1 Vendor Outlook 138
8.1.1 Pricing and Growth Sustainability 138
8.1.2 Portfolio Diversification 138
8.2 Vendor Ranking 139
8.2.1 Macrocell RAN 139
8.2.2 Mobile Core 140
8.2.3 Small Cells 140
8.2.4 Carrier Wi-Fi 141
8.2.5 C-RAN 141
8.2.6 DAS 142
8.2.7 Backhaul and Fronthaul 142

9 Chapter 2.9: Wireless Network Infrastructure Incumbents 143
9.1 Cisco Systems 143
9.2 Ericsson 144
9.3 Fujitsu 146
9.4 Hitachi 147
9.5 Huawei 148
9.6 NEC Corporation 149

View This Report »

Get Industry Insights. Simply.

  • Latest reports & slideshows with insights from top research analysts
  • 24 Million searchable statistics with tables, figures & datasets
  • More than 10,000 trusted sources
24/7 Customer Support

Talk to Ahmad

+1 718 618 4302

Purchase Reports From Reputable Market Research Publishers
Network management and orchestration systems: worldwide market shares 2015

Network management and orchestration systems: worldwide market shares 2015

  • $ 7999
  • Industry report
  • November 2016
  • by Analysys Mason

"Next-generation virtual network management and orchestration spending increased to USD530 million in 2015, reflecting significantly increased operator investment in virtual networks." This report assesses ...

The Software-controlled networking: worldwide forecast 2016–2020

The Software-controlled networking: worldwide forecast 2016–2020

  • $ 7999
  • Industry report
  • November 2016
  • by Analysys Mason

"Total spending in the cloud computing, network function virtualisation and software-defined networking markets will grow from USD7 billion in 2015 to USD28 billion in 2020, at a CAGR of 32%." Communications ...

Worldwide and U.S. Enterprise Datacenter Network Consulting and Integration Services Forecast, 2016-2020

Worldwide and U.S. Enterprise Datacenter Network Consulting and Integration Services Forecast, 2016-2020

  • $ 4500
  • Industry report
  • September 2016
  • by IDC

This IDC study presents IDC's forecast for enterprise datacenter network consulting and integration services. "Datacenter transformation is a priority for enterprises, and they are looking for expertise ...


ref:plp2016

Reportlinker.com © Copyright 2016. All rights reserved.

ReportLinker simplifies how Analysts and Decision Makers get industry data for their business.